7 Computational couture

Learning outcomes

--> Document the concept, sketches, references also to artistic and scientific publications
--> Design a parametric model using Grasshopper3D and upload the rhino file + grasshopper files
--> Learn how to use 3D printing techniques to print the 3D model in/on the chosen materials
--> Document the workflow for exporting your file and preparing the machine and gcode to be 3D printed
--> Upload your stl file with pictures at: https://oscircularfashion.com
--> Submit some of your swatches to the analog material library of your lab (20cm *20cm aprox)

Lecture takeaways & inspo

Grasshopper tutorials

--> Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring. For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms.

Hit space bar —> shows search bar and type the object you want to add
Extrude -> set your design than extrude it to have a 3D render
Bake -> once design is done bake it so it's displayed on Rhino
Set object -> hhe small objects with icons you have to SET THEM so they are displayed in Grasshopper

File > special folders > USERS or if the plugin is green in LIBRARY (or component)

Bifocals —> shows full name of objects
Remap+ -> a better version of the remap tool

Design 3D printed on fabric

--> I designed a parametric design on Grasshopper following the tutorials and with the help of my local instructor. You can download the rhino files here to export from Rhino > save file in .stl

--> Once the parametric design exported in .stl I learned to use Ultimate Cura, the 3D printing software to prepare and slice my file for the printer PRUSA. --> I chose a thick textile thinking it will help the plastic hold better. The plastic used is PLA. I had to tape the piece of fabric to the printer plate so that it doesn't move during printing. The final outcome is solid yet flexible.

Useful things

Parametric design

--> Neri Oxman Abstract Netflix show
--> Parametric House lectures about Grasshopper


--> Food4Rhino grasshopper plugins
--> Grasshopper fabricademy tutorials
--> Grasshopper get started guide
--> Grasshopper forum

3D Printers

--> Prusa3D
--> Anycubic
--> Creality Ender 3 on Amazon

Last update: 2022-01-11